Monday, October 01, 2007

Eight Treasure Rice

I bought a packet of eight treasure porridge at the super market and used it to cook Eight Treasure Rice instead. It is real simple and not to worry about the soaking part. Just wash the rice and add water to it in the morning and turn on the rice cooker at lunch or dinner time. This is a nutritious meal as it contained sticky rice, rice, crushed corn, red kidney bean, read bean, black rice, white kidney bean, hushed buckwheat, peanut, mung bean, red jujube. It was suggested to add sugar and preserved fruit to it, but I replaced with a bit of salt to make this rice tasty. Omit the salt, if desired. You may even sprinkle some sesame seeds or pine nut on the rice.

Preparation: 5 mins, plus 3-5 hrs standing time, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g eight treasure rice, washed and drained
° 400ml water
° ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

1. Combine all the ingredients into an electric rice cooker and soak for 3-5 hours.
2. Turn it on the cooker after the soaking process.
3. When done leave the cooked rice to rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes. Serve hot.


Anonymous said...

Wow, this is a fantastic blog for me as I wld like to go vegan without sacrificing chances to taste great food. Thanks for your effort & i would recommend to my friends your blog.
Btw, the Eight Treasure Rice could be obtained from any supermarket?
Your pictures really attracted me & wld like to give it a try tom if I can, Cheers :-)

Anonymous said...

yr presentation is so much nicer than mine....SF

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Thank You Anonymous,

Yes, i think going vegan doesn't means our diet is limited. Just have to keep on thinking and experimenting, there are still lots of delicious dishes.

I found the eight treasure rice at Bishan NTUC, i haven't check it out at other outlets or supermarkets.

I wanted to buy more, as my little one love it.

Cheers :)

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...


Thanks, I will work harder on the picture, as some didn't really turn out well or what i wanted.

Quite vexed over the pictures, sometime.


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